Northumbrian Cambridge

The Northumbrian Cambridge Association (NCA) has brought together alumni living in the North East of England for over 90 years.

We meet in most months for walks, talks, concerts, films, freshers and festive events, an annual dinner, and an AGM. We very much welcome suggestions for further group activities.

For more information, visit our What We Do page (link above), or contact a Committee Member (via Who to Contact, link above).

You can read our current newsletter,   follow us on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook) and join our Facebook group.

Merton Court, St. John's

We always welcome new members (our subscription is £10 a year). For information about joining, or attending a forthcoming event, please contact us using our How to Join page (link above). Prospective NCA members are welcome to attend one of our meetings and bring guests.

We need to recruit new committee members. We currently have the minimum number of ex-officio committee members and can recruit two more. We need to plan for succession as officers wish to step down over the next few years, so please do consider volunteering to ensure the sustainability of the NCA. Please contact NCA President Heather Cordell ( if you want to find out more about the NCA committee.

Membership subscriptions are due by March 1st 2024.  Please note that the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) bars us from holding information on non-active members. If you have been a member for some years but have not been paying subscriptions and completed a GDPR form, we have been emailing you to request a completed GDPR form and payment of your subscription (to our new bank account, see booking form for Festive Film & Tea meeting below) or to confirm your resignation from the NCA. We have now reached the point where we have had to remove dormant members from the NCA database. We can no longer hold and use their email address, but they may continue to visit this website and rejoin if a future meeting or event takes their interest.  Similarly, members who receive all communications by post were asked in early October to complete a membership renewal and/or GDPR form to remain on our active members list.

If you are no longer receiving email or postal communications after November 2023 and want to rejoin the NCA, please do so using the form(s) on our How to Join page

Meetings for 2024

Details of meetings will be posted here as they are finalised. There will be winter, spring and summer meetings as usual in 2024, plus some “just turn up” events. Please see the July newsletter for more on the latter.  Recent newsletters can be found on the What We Do page.

Wednesday March 13th 2024

Booking deadline is Monday February 26 2024

NCA Annual Dinner, Northern Counties Club

We have updated the flyer to make it clearer how the vegetarian option is requested.

This year’s annual dinner of the Northumbrian Cambridge Association will again be held in the splendid surroundings of the Northern Counties Club in the centre of Newcastle. Dress code is smart casual (black-tie optional). We have dined here over the last nine years, and we look forward to returning. Once again the Club’s excellent chef will provide a three-course meal, followed by coffee/tea. There will be an allowance of 2 glasses of wine (or equivalent) per person for a pre-dinner drink and at the table (other drinks can be ordered at the time). The meal will be a set menu, but vegetarian/special dishes will be available with prior notice.

See the information and booking form opposite for more information. In the absence of specific instructions, we will assume that you want the meat main course.

Further planned NCA meetings in 2024

We are planning a group walk after Easter. 

On May 11th, we will visit Hexham Races.

 On July 3rd, we will visit Thornton Hall Gardens and Tees Cottage Pumping Station.

There will be an NCA barbecue on August 31st.

Please note that the NCA has a new bank account. Details are on event booking and standing order forms. If you use direct bank payments, please change your details for the NCA before making a payment.

Use the buttons above to find out more or to contact NCA committee members.

This website was last updated on October 6th 2023. Webmaster:Gilbert Cockton.